Ukraine International Travel Information

Do not travel to Ukraine due to Russian military invasion. U.S. citizens in Ukraine should leave immediately if it is safe to do so using any available commercial or private ground transportation. US citizens should not travel to Ukraine due to the active armed conflict and the singling out of US citizens in Ukraine by Russian government security officials. All U.S. citizens should carefully monitor U.S. government advisories and local and international media for information on changing security conditions and shelter-in-place alerts. Those who remain in Ukraine should exercise heightened caution due to the potential for active fighting, crime and civil unrest. Read the full travel advisory.

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Do not travel to Ukraine due to Russian military invasion. U.S. citizens in Ukraine should leave immediately if it is safe to do so using any available commercial or private ground transportation. US citizens should not travel to Ukraine due to the active armed conflict and the singling out of US citizens in Ukraine by Russian government security officials. All U.S. citizens should carefully monitor U.S. government advisories and local and international media for information on changing security conditions and shelter-in-place alerts. Those who remain in Ukraine should exercise heightened caution due to the potential for active fighting, crime and civil unrest. Read the full travel advisory.

The security situation throughout Ukraine is very unstable and conditions have deteriorated. US citizens should remain vigilant and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. Reports continue of US citizens being targeted and detained by the Russian military in Ukraine and during an overland evacuation through Russian-occupied territory or into Russia or Belarus. Know the location of your nearest shelter or protected space. In the event of mortar or rocket fire, follow the instructions of local authorities and take cover immediately. If you believe your current location is no longer safe, you should carefully assess the potential risks of moving to another location.

The US State Department suspended operations at the US Embassy in Kyiv, effective February 28. All in-person consular services in Ukraine are suspended until further notice.

US citizens seeking emergency assistance should email [email protected] for assistance. The US government will not be able to evacuate US citizens from Ukraine. Please review what the US government can and cannot do to help you in a crisis abroad. U.S. citizens can seek consular services, including applications for repatriation loans, passports, and visas, from U.S. embassies and consulates in neighboring countries.

On February 24, the Ukrainian government declared a state of emergency. Each province (oblast) will decide which measures to implement based on local conditions. The measures could include curfews, restrictions on freedom of movement, identity verification and increased security inspections, among other measures. Follow all state of emergency measures imposed in your oblast.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prohibits US civil aviation from flying in Ukrainian airspace. For more information, US citizens should consult the Federal Aviation Administration Prohibitions, Restrictions and Advisories. Moreover, since February 24, when Russian forces began attacking major Ukrainian cities, the National Aviation Administration of Ukraine, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency and the Federal Administration Aviation have banned flights to, from and over Ukraine due to ongoing military actions. .

Read the country information page for more information on traveling to Ukraine.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that Ukraine has an unknown level of COVID-19. Visit the CDC page for the latest travel health information related to your trip.

Traveling to high risk areas

If you are not currently in Ukraine but choose to ignore the travel advisory against entering Ukraine, you should consider taking the following steps before travelling:

  • Visit our website on travel to high-risk areas.
  • Write a will and name the appropriate insurance beneficiaries and/or power of attorney.
  • Discuss a plan with your loved ones regarding care/custody of children, pets, possessions, property, non-cash assets (collections, artwork, etc.), funeral wishes, etc.
  • Share important documents, login information, and points of contact with loved ones so they can manage your affairs if you are unable to return to the United States as planned. Leave DNA samples with your medical provider in case your family needs access to them.
  • Establish your own personal security plan in coordination with your employer or host organization or consider consulting a professional security organization.
  • Develop a communication plan with your family and/or your employer or host organization so that they can monitor your safety and location when traveling to high-risk areas. This plan should specify who you would contact first and how they should share information.
  • Register your trip with the Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive alerts and help locate you in an emergency.
  • Follow the State Department on Facebook andTwitter.
  • Prepare a contingency plan for emergency situations. Review the traveler’s checklist.

If you are currently in Ukraine:

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